Canada has a chance to secure their spot in the gold medal game when they take on the Czech Republic in the World Juniors 2022 semi-finals today.
Canada beat Switzerland 6-3 in the quarter-finals on Wednesday. Logan Stankoven showed his best game of the tournament with two goals and an assist.
It wasn’t Canada’s best performance, but the team took advantage of Switzerland’s turnover in the first period to build a 4-2 lead. The Canadians outplayed the Swiss after conceding goals as a direct result of team mistakes in their own zone, but in the end the Canadians won.
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The Czech Republic entered the semi-finals on a high and defeated the USA 4-2 in the quarter-finals. The Czech Republic presented a sensational defensive play, limiting USA’s time in the offensive zone and disrupting the team’s flow in the neutral zone.
After the Americans went 1-0 down thanks to a lucky strike, the Czechs conceded goals from Jan Mysak, Petr Hauser and Matyas Sapovaliv to take a 3-1 lead in the final period. While the USA reduced the deficit to one, Jiri Kulich finished the game with a goalless goal. Tomas Suchanek made 28 saves at the net and was named player of the match.
The winner of this match advances to the gold medal match, where they will face off against the semi-final winner Sweden-Finland. The two semifinal losers will fight for the bronze medal.
Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights from the Canada-Czech Republic matchup at World Juniors 2022.
Result Canada vs. Czech Republic
Canada vs Czech Republic live updates, highlights from 2022 World Juniors
3 pm – Dave Cameron juggles lines before semifinal match. Ridly Greig is out against Switzerland after suffering a lower body injury. The top line and third line have been completely changed – Mason McTavish’s new wings are Joshua Roy and William Dufour. Connor Bedard and Will Cuylle slide into the third row to play with Nathan Gaucher taking Greig’s place in the middle. Riley Kidney is the additional forward.
Here are the lines for the semifinals of 🇨🇦 and 🇨🇿. Ridly Greig (OTT) is still out after an injury in the Quarterfinals. Connor Bedard (2023) advanced to the third line. pic.twitter.com/dpigxqxYwB
— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) August 19, 2022
What channel is Canada vs Czech Republic on today?
- Canada: TSN 4/5
- United States: NHL Network
TSN has all the World Juniors action in Canada. In the United States, viewers can find the games on NHL Network.
Gord Miller and Mike Johnson will be making live calls in Edmonton. James Duthie and Bob McKenzie will provide analysis during the breaks.
How to stream World Juniors hockey games live
Fans in Canada can stream all World Juniors games on TSN.ca or the TSN App. US fans can stream the tournament on fuboTV (free trial), NHL.tv or the NHL app.
Start time Canada vs. Czech Republic
- Time: 4 p.m. ET (2 p.m. MT)
The puck drops at 4:00 p.m. ET, 2:00 p.m. local time, from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alta., home of the NHL’s Oilers and WHL’s Oil Kings.
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Canada vs Czech Republic Odds
- Canada: -2.5 (-169)
- Czech Republic: +2.5 (+123)
Canada is a 2.5-goal favorite on the puck line for the World Juniors clash against the Czech Republic, according to Sports Interaction.
Canada World Juniors Schedule 2022
(All times Easter)
|date||Opponent||result||Time (ET), television|
|August 10th||Latvia||W, 5-2||6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|August 11th||Slovakia||W, 11-1||6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|13 August||Czech Republic||W, 5-1||6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|15th of August||Finland||W, 6-3||6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|August 17th||Switzerland (Quarterfinals)||W, 6-3||7 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|August 19th||Czech Republic (semifinals)||—||4 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|20th of August||bronze/gold||—||TBD (TSN, NHLN)|